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Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant

1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
+1 863-763-4276
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (53 reviews)
“oysters” (38 reviews)
“frog legs” (34 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
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1 - 10 of 361 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five stars for yesterday's experience. I ordered the day's special of a big slab of grouper served on a bed of sweet potato chutney, a strange version of cold slaw and two very good hush puppies. The grouper/chutney combination was unbelievable. A young man who...More

1  Thank Michael P
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us!! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal!! Lightsey's staff takes pride in the food that is prepared in house and served daily. However we apologize for the dishes left on your table. Our servers are trained to clear...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for dinner. Wife and I both ordered the evening special - 4 varieties of shrimp with side dishes. Food was ample, enough to fill up a large appetite. Salad was OK, including a bowl of dressing more than needed. We waited awhile for main...More

Thank Larry R
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us!!! We are sorry to hear your dining experience was a disappointment. Lightsey's has served shrimp 4 ways for many years. However, we believe that this special was a success when we were a slower smaller company. Your review has helped...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lightsey's has been around along time but moved to a new location on Parrot Ave. last year which is much closer and much nice than the old place. It is a remodeled bank building with an outstanding, huge screen room. You would just have to...More

Thank res289
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go place for Okeechobee!!!! Great fish and unique environment. Highly recommend dining here!!!

Thank N4342VKbrunod
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stumbled upon this gem and were delighted with an excellent dinner. Wide variety on the menu including swamp eats like gator. I had the oysters which were well priced and yummy. My friend had the fried sampler, which I sampled and it was good...More

Thank Evelyn Y
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing us!! Sounds like you had a great evening! Lightsey's offers many "swamp eats" like gator, crawfish, frog legs and catfish. Our Sunday buffet begins at 11am and is available throughout the day until 9pm. It has over 20 of our menu...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited Lightsey’s while conducting business in Okeechobee. The space is very well done with a welcoming casual atmosphere. We were greeted at the door promptly and our service was very good. I had blackened alligator with sides of fried green tomatoes and hush puppies. All...More

Thank Go_Fish22
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing us!! Here at Lightsey's we take pride in our prompt, friendly service. Many of our menu items such as shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, oysters and more can be served fried, grilled, broiled or blackened. We also offer many sides that are...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I had flounder which was good sides were just so so for my taste. Gator appt was good. My friend had the buffet he enjoyed although the fish was a little soggy compared to my fresh cooked flounderMore

Thank Twaynej11
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing us!! We are sorry to here your experience was not up to par. It is surprising that you did not enjoy the sides, due to them being one of our most complimented items. We understand your concern about the freshness of...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the fun, different food options. Great place, great food and great service. We got to try lots of different things like gator, turtle and frog legs. Everything was cooked perfectly. Staff were very gracious trying to help us find something our kids would eat...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Since changing locations the food is actually better. It has slipped a little but now is back to the high quality it always was. Amazing selection of old-Florida food. We drive from Orlando once a year just to eat here. Our family has wonderful memories....More

Thank Sarah C
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing us!! Every restaurant experiences a few growing pains when relocating. Lightsey's wants to thank you for being understanding during this time. We pride ourselves on our old Florida food such as gator, catfish, collard greens, and fried green tomatoes. We love...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

The fish was excellent and well prepared. The sides were good but very expensive as add on's. Not a beautiful place, but the food makes the dinner worthwhile.More

Thank IAM576
Lightseys, Public Relations Manager at Lightsey's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing us!!!! Lightsey's is happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We take pride in the fish that we serve! Our truck is sent out daily to acquire the freshest seafood on the market. Lightsey's is located in a small agricultural...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1506 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974-6167
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Okeechobee
  • Phone Number: +1 863-763-4276
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Description
If it swims, crawls or hops we probably serve it.
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